*Saturday 24th February
JP Paranormal are excited to announce a brand new, never investigated event at the stunning Compton Verney!
Usually this beautiful and historical building opens its doors as an outstanding art gallery, wedding venue and events of the non-paranormal variety. The change in energy from room to room has been noted, along with staff not wanting to hang around on their own when darkness falls….
Compton Verney House
The building is a Grade I listed house built in 1714 by Richard Verney, 11th Baron Willoughby de Broke. It was first extensively extended by George Verney, 12th Baron Willoughby de Broke in the early 18th century and then remodelled and the interiors redesigned by Robert Adam for John Verney, the 14th baron, in the 1760s. It is set in more than 120 acres of parkland landscaped by Lancelot “Capability” Brown in 1769.
The house and its 5,079-acre estate was sold by Richard Greville Verney, the 19th baron, in 1921 to soap magnate Joseph Watson who was elevated to the peerage as 1st Baron Manton of Compton Verney only two months before his death in March 1922 from a heart attack whilst out hunting with the Warwickshire Foxhounds at nearby Upper Quinton. George Miles Watson, 2nd Baron Manton sold the property to Samuel Lamb. It was requisitioned by the Army during World War II and became vacant when the war ended.
In 1993 it was bought in a run-down state by the Peter Moores Foundation, a charity supporting music and the visual arts established by former Littlewoods chairman Sir Peter Moores. The property was restored into a gallery capable of hosting international exhibitions. Compton Verney Art Gallery is now run by Compton Verney House Trust, a registered charity.
According to William Dugdale there was a manor-house built at Compton Verney in about 1442. In 1656 William Dugdale wrote in his Antiquities of Warwickshire:
“Richard Verney Esquire (afterward Knight)… built a great part of the House, as it now standeth, wherein, besides his own Armes with matches, he then set up…towards the upper end of the Hall, the Armes of King Henry the Sixth.“
Join us, as we explore and investigate what spirits reside at Compton Verney…
Your paranormal investigation at Compton Verne will include:-
*Vigils & seances in groups
*Glass divination, table tipping
*Full use of equipment, including K2 meters, spirit boxes, hand-held temperature thermometers, pendulums
*Medium throughout the night
Guests are asked to make sure they wrap up warm as some of the investigation will be outside in the grounds and please bring a torch with them.